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Felicity Huffman wants to help female inmates after prison stint

Felicity Huffman spent 12 days in a California prison for her well-publicized role in a college bribery scandal and it appears to have had at least some effect on her.

Felic says she now wants to make her community service work, which she’s required to do, helping incarcerated women prepare for the outside.

“Her experience is that these women are left behind,” a source told Page 6. “They’re abandoned. There’s no support for them either in the institution or when they leave the institution, and that broke her heart.”

In a statement to the court, the “Desperate Housewives” star, 56, tearfully opened up about her 19-year-old daughter Sophia Grace’s learning disability, which is why she says she helped rig her daughter’s SAT scores.

“She knew she had done something really wrong,” our source said. “She felt bad about it immediately.”

In September, a judge sentenced Huffman to 14 days in prison starting Oct. 25, and ordered her to pay a $30,000 fine and complete 250 hours of community service. She only served 11 days because her release date fell on a weekend.